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Pigeon courting

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by OzawkieBantams, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    I need some Pigeon courting info.
    I need too know what to look for.
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    The male will be cooing in her ear, & tailgating her with his fanned tail dragging behind. They also do alot of kissing & necking. You'll know what I'm talking about when you see it. [​IMG]
     
  3. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Well he is on her tail chasing her relintlessly. And looks like he is regurgitating in her mouth.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Male will coo, bob head, fan tail and circle prospective mate. If she think's he is cute they will bill (kiss), she will squat and they will mate. He will pick a nest site and start calling her to it. They will sit there trembling wings and bobbing heads. Nest building commences and he will bring nest material that she arranges. When nest is finished, he will start pecking at her and chasing her. Don't panic, this is normal behavior and is called "driving." This stimulates hormonal changes that cause her to form and lay eggs. She will lay an egg, and then two days later she will lay a second egg. Both will incubate and feed the squabs. Hopefully this helps. Understand that sometimes two c*cks or two hens will get confused and adopt these same mannerisms and pair up. 2 hens = 4 eggs in a nest. 2 c*cks = no eggs in a nest.
     
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    They're married now! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Only if it is a c*ck and a hen.[​IMG]
     
  7. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Quote:Helps alot Thank you very much
     
  8. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    mr. birdaholic :

    They're married now! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Well one does have a band..... [​IMG]
     
  9. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Quote:[​IMG]
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Good one on the band.[​IMG]
     

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